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Top 10 Vehicles that Deserve Two-Door Coupe Variants

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Not as many two-door coupes are available today as there once were, and we think that’s a shame. From a subcompact four-door hatchback to a pricey and powerful luxury SUV, we’ve found 10 gaps in the new car market where we’d like to see two-door variants of four-door sedans, hatchbacks, and SUVs. While a handful ...

The Battle Continues: Sights and Sounds of the Camaro ZL1 and Mustang Shelby GT500

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During our recent comparison test of the 580-hp 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the 662-hp 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, we awarded the bow-tie the win despite its power disadvantage and slower acceleration times. The Camaro ZL1 shined thanks to its fully independent suspension and magnetorheological shock absorbers. Now, Automobile has released a video describing ...

MT Then and Now: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE, 1998 Camaro Z/28 SS, 1990 Camaro 1LE, 1967 Camaro SS-350

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For most of its history, the Chevrolet Camaro was all about straight-line performance, but every once in a while a well-rounded handler would come along. For the fifth-generation Camaro, that car is the 2013 Chevy Camaro SS 1LE, which includes stickier Goodyear rubber, thicker stabilizer bars, and a completely reworked suspension, borrowing heavily from the ...

Teased: Best Driver’s Car Week Preview Video Released

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Best Driver’s Car Week is coming. You’ve seen a breakdown of all nine contenders; now check out our video teaser of what will definitely be another legendary competition. The video shows off the nine contenders at this year’s Best Driver’s Car – the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Ford Shelby GT500, Jaguar XKR-S, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, McLaren ...

UPDATE: Top 10 Fastest Production Cars Motor Trend Has Lapped Around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca [infographic]

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In case you hadn’t already heard, there’s a new production car king of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. So which car is it? For now, all we’re going to say is that it’s either the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 or the 2013 SRT Viper, one of which lapped the famed circuit in 1:33.70. That time bests ...

Top 10 New Car Future Classics

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We’ve all seen televised classic car auctions where a one-owner piece of vintage iron fetches six-digit sums, and we’ve all wondered the same thing, “How did that guy know his car was going to be a classic one day?” Not long after, you probably looked at what’s in your driveway, and wondered, “Will my car ...

2013 Ford Shelby GT500 and 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Take Road Trip on Hot Rod Unlimited

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At this point, everyone and their mother has done a performance comparison test between the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. Heck, we’ve even done two, with the Camaro beating the Mustang in both tests as the better driver’s car. Hoping to do something a little different, Hot Rod Unlimited took the ...

2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE and 2013 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack Face Off on Head 2 Head

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On this week’s episode of Head 2 Head, the 2013 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack and 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE face off on the track to see which coupe is king of the pony cars. Back in the good old days, a Mustang-versus-Camaro duel was simple: head to the drag strip. That’s how this week’s ...

Behind the Scenes of the 2012 Best Driver’s Car Competition on Wide Open Throttle

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This week on Wide Open Throttle, host Jessi Lang takes us to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for a behind-the-scenes look at our 2012 Best Driver’s Car program, and a sneak peek at what you can expect to see starting Monday, August 20 during Best Driver’s Car Week. First Motor Trend staffers explain what Best Driver’s Car ...

MT Poll: What’s Your Favorite Geneva Motor Show Debut?

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If the Geneva Motor Show is any indication, 2013 will be the year of the hypercar. The Ferrari LaFerrari, Lamborghini Veneno, and McLaren P1 all made their debuts at this year’s show. That’s more than 2400 horsepower and 32 cylinders between the three European supercars. And it gets better. Chevrolet, Spyker, Porsche, and others all ...
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